‘Manukan sa Brgy’ to rise in conflict-affected area in Malibcong

MALIBCONG, Abra, March 22(PIA)--The Provincial Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed-Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) has launched a training and production program dubbed as "Manukan sa Barangay" at Brgy. Bayabas, in this municipality.  

With this  project, a poultry house will be established through different training courses such as Masonry NCI, Carpentry MC II, Animal Production (Poultry/Chicken) NC II, Entrepreneurship Training, and Competency assessment. The poultry house will initially focus on poultry raising, however, residents can also venture into egg production for product diversification.

Brgy. Bayabas is one of the identified focus areas of the PTF-ELCAC by bringing government services and programs to spark livelihood development and to protect the residents from the influence and underground propaganda of the communist terrorist groups (CTGs). Considered as the farthest barangay of Malibcong, it can only be reached by 4 wheel-drive trucks or jeepneys. The dirt roads are prone to landslides and the place can hardly be reached during rainy season.

Training programs are also offered for the residents. Moreover, the government will be funding infrastructure projects in the area such as the establishment of health station, concreting of Bayabas Elementary School Building and farm to market roads.

“We thank you for reaching out to us here in our barangay to bring your services closer for everyone.” Bayabas Punong Barangay Alejandro Busay expressed. He also shared his commitment and that barangay Bayabas will soon be an insurgency-free barangays.

Agencies present during the launching are Technical Skills and Development Authority Department of Trade and Industry, Dept. of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Army, Philippine National Police, Dept. of Labor and Employment, Provincial Government of Abra, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Dept.  of Public Works and Highways, Dept. of Agriculture, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency and Dept.  of Interior and Local Government.

Aside from Brgy. Bayabas, the PRLEC has also launched other training and production programs in Malibcong particularly in Brgy. Dulao, Duldulao and Brgy. Buanao. (JDP/CAGT – PIA CAR, Abra)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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